Sharab Tamr Hendi


Sharab Tamr Hendi is a very popular drink in Middle east. Sharab Tamr hendi is a drink made with indian (Hendi)  tamarind (Tamr) and consumed in Ramadan. Served in long half filled glasses, I am  hooked to  this drink and had my first taste of it around ten years back. I love discovering new cuisines and  this was something completely new for me.

Tamr Hendi

This is such an easy drink to make with tamarind and sugar. First of all a block of tamarind has to be soaked around 1 hour. Then the seeds and skin has to be removed  by straining and then the pulp is mixed with sugar. 

Tamr Hendi2

 Sharab Tamr Hendi is served chilled. I have made lots of variations of this simple drink adding cumin powder, mint and sometimes added honey or dates instead of sugar. But I believe  original is the best and no use meddling with authentic flavors.

Tamr Hendi 1


Serves 2

Sharab Tamr Hendi

Drink from Middle east

120Prep Time

10Cook Time

130Total Time

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  • 1/3 cup tamarind
  • 1 glass water
  • 4-5 tbsp sugar (adjust if it is too sour)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 glass water
  • Ice cubes to serve
  • Mint for garnish


  1. Soak tamarind in water for about 2 hours.
  2. Strain the pulp removing seeds and skin.
  3. In a pan mix together sugar & salt with pulp.
  4. Cook till sugar has dissolved.
  5. Cool & refrigerate.
  6. Divide the prepare syrup into two glasses.
  7. Add in water & serve chilled with ice cubes and mint.

4 thoughts on “Sharab Tamr Hendi

  1. Hehe... remembering the Tamr Hind we had at Olea and how you took two glasses... :P I never liked this recently, it was more like an acquired taste for me... I am thinking of trying it at home for Ramadan though not sure how much the folks would accept...
  2. It sounds so good! Here we have magreb at 10pm night, so just time for some soup, water and little more, cause you have to wake up for suhur at 2.45 am and then again at 7 am. Really exausting these days.
    1. Very true Aisha. But there is lots of peace , calm and serene atmosphere during this time. All the exhaustion and tiredness is well worth.

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